Calabash Bowl

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Project by Derek Oliver posted 09-30-2016 04:59 PM 392 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my attempt at turning a calabash bowl. I liked the results of the last bowl I did, so I wanted to keep experimenting with the milk paint. On the inside of this bowl I used a base coat of black, followed by a coat of red which was distressed with sand paper. I reversed that on the outside of the bowl (base coat of red, followed by a coat of black which was distressed with sand paper). I then put on three coats of wipe on poly and finished it with a coat of paste wax.

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#1 posted 09-30-2016 05:04 PM

Cool. Great idea to reverse the base coats, I need to remember to try that.

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#2 posted 09-30-2016 08:42 PM

Love the coloring on that bowl. Great job.

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#3 posted 09-30-2016 11:18 PM

That is a beautiful bowl.

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#4 posted 10-01-2016 01:55 AM

Great Job Derek. Love the colour blending, a really stunning result.
Thanks for sharing.


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#5 posted 10-01-2016 03:07 AM

Nice shape and colouring Derek, great result!

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#6 posted 10-01-2016 07:51 AM

Colouring is very interesting. Those red and dark colours look great.

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#7 posted 10-01-2016 10:15 PM

Beautiful bowl. I really like the colors. I would never have thought of using milk paint like this.

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